Sksela – OpenSpace

OpenSpaceThis new gathering of Sksela was called “OpenSpace”. About 40 young people were citing in a circle in front of the Komitas statue, the favorite location of Sksela events, and were discussing their future plans in the “open space”, for anyone to hear and join. In fact I spotted a lady who had no relation to the action joining in with a suggestion of her own after watching these strange young people sitting on grass for a while. Continue reading “Sksela – OpenSpace”

6 options for those offered an electoral bribe

From Rubywedge especially for those who are offered an electoral bribe of 5000 AMD (approx. $14 US), what would your reaction be:

  1. I’ll take it, why not? I don’t care who sits in the parliament – they’re all the same anyway. And I can always find a way of using those five thousands. All MPs buy their place in, don’t they? Some buy it with money, some with goods, and those who don’t have enough money, buy their place with promises. Continue reading “6 options for those offered an electoral bribe”

So Who’s Playing Games? US State Department or Armenian Foreign Ministry?

The US State Department amended for the second time on April 25 the wording of a controversial paragraph of its annual report on human rights in Armenia Armenia reports.
Kornelij Glas also brings to attention the following changes in the report, which now read like this again: “Armenia continues to occupy the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding Azerbaijani territories”. And provides a link for those who find it hard to believe..

Armenia’s Pop Stars support Republican Party

“Culture is inseparable from politics” in Armenia, and Onnik Krikoryan’s guess was right, as “Armenia’s pop stars come out in support of” the republican party, the blogger notes at his Oneworld Multimedia blog:

YEREVAN, APRIL 25, ARMENPRESS; A group of Armenian pop stars have announced today their support to the governing Republican Party. Continue reading “Armenia’s Pop Stars support Republican Party”

The Long and Hard Story of US Ambassadors to Armenia

Narjan had looked into the incredible “irrationality” of the Armenian Diaspora in US, in his discussion of the situation with the US Ambassodor in Armenia, or the lack of one for that matter. The blogger says Washington was quite right by removing the former ambassador John Evans, because a professional diplomat should never make mistakes of “that” scale Continue reading “The Long and Hard Story of US Ambassadors to Armenia”

Armenian Watergate Passes Unnoticed

When the “Golos Armenii” newspaper published the article entitled “Around the table in Marco Polo” about allegations, that Artur Baghdasaryan has been negotiating with a representative of the British Embassy in Yerevan with the intention of blackmailing the results of the upcoming Parliamentary elections and the Public TV picked up the topic and widely advertised it as the “first campaign scandal” I wasn’t really surprised – I mean, what kind of elections can go without scandals anyway? I was especially interested to read the opinion of Armen Badalyan, an expert in political technologies published in this article at E-channel, where the expert says it might even have been organized by Artur Baghdasaryan himself: Continue reading “Armenian Watergate Passes Unnoticed”

Highly Recognized Journalistic Organization Shut Down im Russia

Russia has always been in focus of Armenian bloggers’ attention. On the newly opened E-channel blog Lragrox is reporting, that the “Educated Media” foundation, the legal successor of “Internews” media organization widely recognized among journalists, has been forced to halt its activities. Lragrox approaches the problem from the Armenian point of view:

This is especially dangerous, because the Armenian government usually tries to follow the big brother and repeat its actions. They say – the bad example is especially appealing. Hopefully the Internews Armenia staff will pay their taxes and report their amounts in due time. It sounds like a bad joke, but it is alas the sad truth. Let me know what you think…

Boris Yeltsin has passed away

“We lost a great figure in modern political history” Nazarian says in his post, JLiving Notes analyzes the Yeltsin times refraining from expressing his attitude, but noting, that the point of view expressed by other bloggers about the fact, that the First President of Russia destroyed the Russian economy in 90’s is a blunt lie, and that the economy was destroyed already in Soviet Times, and says whoever came instead of Yeltsin (Gorbachov, Zyuganov, Yavlinskii, Zhirinovskii) the result would have probably been the same. “The man whom I owe my freedom has passed away”, Dilanyan comments in his LJ expressing his gratitude to the great man – Boris Yeltsin.
Photo newt1_obit_yeltsin from CNN.com, originally uploaded by nazarian.

The Armenian Genocide Day on the Armenian Blogosphere

Armenian Breaking News speaks about the importance of Armenian Genocide recognition:

April 24, 1915 marked the beginning of the Armenian Genocide in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) with the arrest, torture and execution of 300 Armenian intellectuals, writers, poets, political and civic leaders by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire. Continue reading “The Armenian Genocide Day on the Armenian Blogosphere”

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